OT- Cedar Point Pictures

Submitted by Adrian on August 25th, 2009 at 8:35 AM

The other day I was at Cedar Point and went on the Maverick. Is there any way I can look at the pictures from yesterday to find my picture? Do you guys know if they post them?

Comments

Stephen Y

August 25th, 2009 at 8:50 AM ^

I'm pretty sure that if you don't order the pics within 8 minutes or so, they get deleted. Don't quote me on that. And I second an MGoCedarPointTrip.

Feaster18

August 25th, 2009 at 9:06 AM ^

An MGoCedarPoint trip might be a lot of fun, but there could be big problems too. An endless debate (before we even experienced the rides) about which coaster was faster, or had the possibility of giving us a better coaster experience. Then, if we did manage to decide on a ride, some negative commments from the usual suspects afterward (Magnus informing us that ride wasn't as much fun as we thought). Lastly, we'd have to put up with some whining from McFarlin when he failed to meet the minimum height requirement to ride the spinning tea cups.

bouje

August 25th, 2009 at 9:27 AM ^

posting.

Just like the football team with their new additions the new posters here at MGoBlog are really bringing the heat to the old posters.

Maybe that is why the old posters are cranky and bitching they thought that they had the starting spot secure but now with these new posters pushing for playing time they are pulling a Justin Boren.

(I will call you Shoelace)

Blazefire

August 26th, 2009 at 10:25 AM ^

What Cedar point needs is a new, legitimate racing coaster. None of this staggered launch stuff. Set them both out at the same time every time, make the tracks identical distance, and put a screen up where the cars come in to show the photo finish winner each time.

Blazefire

August 25th, 2009 at 9:27 AM ^

Do we want to take the turnpike, or Route 2 across? If we go on 2, there's a Perkins coming into town that's cleaner than most. And if it's a hot day, we can storm disaster transport for the A/C.

Blazefire

August 25th, 2009 at 9:38 AM ^

Well dang it! If it's not 150 below zero in there on a day where Lake Erie is boiling, then what's the point of that ride? Certainly not the coaster.

Note: That coaster was more fun back before they enclosed it. It was like... Bobsled run or something.

Blazefire

August 25th, 2009 at 10:10 AM ^

Well, you gotta remember I was like... 9 when they changed it. I was upset actually. I found it (there wasn't much in that corner back then) and rode it one year, and I thought it was great. So the next year we went again, and I went looking for it, and it was GONE!

But you're right. It was, and is, a DULL coaster.

BlueFish

August 25th, 2009 at 10:37 AM ^

I e-mailed CP a couple years back with the same question. They save the day's pictures (from all rides) for that day only, after which they purge. While you can't buy pictures after the day that you ride, you do have the option to wait (more than 8 minutes) before buying. This year, I noted my picture number and came back several hours later to buy.

Maverick rocks. New ride in 2010 -- rumored to be a log flume. CP fans can check out the forums at The Point Online or Screamscape to fulfill their appetites for rampant speculation.

BlueFish

August 25th, 2009 at 11:51 AM ^

Yes -- the old Mill Race (demolished to make way for the Raptor) and WWL (demolished to make way for the Maverick) were both log flumes.

There are generally two rationales, that I've heard, for bringing a log flume back. First, CP is (apparently) gaining a reputation for being too "extreme." Personally, I love it, and it's simply the park's prevailing reputation. However, there seems to be a movement toward being more family-friendly. This apparently means not breaking world records with every new ride.

Second, CP really only has two water rides left -- Thunder Canyon and Snake River Falls. Both get you absolutely drenched. I abhor TC, myself; haven't ridden since, what, junior high (1987)? SRF gets you soaked and is a short, boring ride. Log flumes are apparently meant to offer more sustained enjoyment, views, a nice drop, and some light soaking.

This rumor was somewhat confirmed by our standing in line at the Mav with two off-duty ride operators. They couldn't speak with certainty (or authority!), but they were told that the next ride is something that CP "needs." Many fans think that a log flume fits that description.

There are, of course, other theories about what the new ride might be. If interested, I encourage you to check out the Point Online forums. But not before scouring the scintillating content at this here site.

Hannibal.

August 25th, 2009 at 1:19 PM ^

I bet that another factor is the massive investment required for these massive 90 mpg giga coasters, which is hard to justify in today's economy.

Now that they have soak city, I don't see why they need to build a water ride. What Cedar Point could really use is a great wooden coaster. Mean Streak is kinda eh and Blue Streak is outdated.

BlueFish

August 25th, 2009 at 1:53 PM ^

Although 1) there hasn't been a new "major" ride attraction since 2007, and 2) Soak City involves an additional admission fee. Being a hardcore rider, I've never had any intention of leaving the park until I get my fill. But if I get hot, I might like to cool off on a water ride without needing to wring out my shorts. God forbid I should wear my blue and white Coca-Cola shorts like I did in 9th grade. Wet tee shirt? No. Wet pubescent package. Awkward!

For kicks, I did some light research on Mean Streak (which my friends and I hate) after our May trip. You may find it interesting:

"Ironically, MS is not the only ride by the former Dinn Corp. to have a poor reputation with riders. Of the 12 woodies built, three have been closed/dismantled due to rough ride, low ridership, and high maintenance. MS would seem to be next in line!"

MH20

August 26th, 2009 at 2:09 PM ^

I'm curious if you've ever ridden Son Of Beast at King's Island (another Cedar Fair joint).

Several people have died from that ride (though I believe all have been linked to a preexisting condition) and now the ride is more than likely permanently closed after another incident involving a serious injury.

MaizeNBlue

August 25th, 2009 at 12:20 PM ^

Make sure that in the picture, you're the main person/people pictured. When I went, my friend and I bought a picture but the couple sitting in front of us was the main focus, and we were behind them like an afterthought and the picture was sort of disappointing.

Love CP though!

Adrian

August 25th, 2009 at 1:50 PM ^

haha well no thats the point the picture is not about me. behind me there was this gorgeous brunette that i started talking to in line. but i was stupid and didnt grab her number so if i can have that picture i can find her on facebook. i mean it would help

Sommy

August 25th, 2009 at 2:00 PM ^

Best Cedar Point picture moment ever:

My friend and his brother were going with some friends to Cedar Point this year. My friend's brother was mainly going to try to get with this one girl that was going, but I unknowingly upset the ride/partner number chemistry when my friend invited me to go. His brother ended up going on all the rides by himself, and the pictures were hilarious -- every ride's picture capture showed him sitting alone looking completely bored and dejected. We bought one and made it a keychain.

TIMMMAAY

August 25th, 2009 at 7:09 PM ^

When the Top Thrill Dragster first opened up, my brother, myself and a few friends went down. Coming out of the corner the wind caught my cheek (mouth was open, obvs) and a big, thick string of saliva flew out on my brother and co. behind me. When we checked the pictures it had actually captured that instant, spit still clinging to my lip, and my buddy next to me looking over w/ a disgusted look on his face.

I'm still sad we didn't buy that picture, but we all still laugh about it.

MH20

August 26th, 2009 at 2:05 PM ^

Millennium is still my favorite coaster by far. It's nonstop fast. Plus that first drop is a gutbuster.

Maverick gave me a wicked bruise on my shoulder from the harness and the super crazy turns. It was totally worth it.

Top Thrill is an amazing rush but it's not worth the wait for 20 seconds of ride time.

Raptor is still awesome after 13 years (14?).

Mean Streak is just brutal, like getting your ass kicked for 3 minutes.

Magnum is another coaster that is still awesome after all this time (20 years). The back portion of the ride is a little unsettling, especially at nite when there are no lights and the track is wobbling around a bunch as you race over the hard banked turns.

Mantis should require a cup.

Wicked Twister is a very underrated ride, IME. I had never ridden it before this summer and damn, that ride is awesome, especially in the front.

Gemini is a classic coaster. High-fiving during the ride is required.

Hannibal.

August 26th, 2009 at 2:17 PM ^

I agree about Magnum. It is a wonderfully designed coaster. That's what's great about all of Cedar Point's coasters. They aren't just big and fast. They are intersting and unique too. Except the Mean Streak. That one is just boring despite its huge height. But the Raptor is easily the best inverted coaster I have ever ridden and the Millenium Force is just awesome. The Gemini is still fun too.

I agree about Top Thrill. To me it's the Demon Drop of the 21st century. Long ass wait, short ride. Wicked Twister has a huge wait/length ratio too. I'm not a fan of that one either.